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Machiavelli on Singapore Media

Posted by inspir3d on August 28, 2006

“In order to get a sense of the rationale behind the recent apparently erratic attitude towards blogging in Singapore, it’s instructive to turn to Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’. Specifically, what he has to say about the difficulties inherent in conquering centralized versus decentralized states is remarkably relevant when applied to the mainstream media (MSM) compared to alternative media, specifically the blogosphere.” …more (MercerMachine; recommended by Cobalt Paladin)

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On Foreign Talent, Immigration and Jobs

Posted by inspir3d on August 28, 2006

“The KTM has been busy and haven’t had very much time to spout much nonsense on the Prime Minister’s National Day Rally speech. Overall, the KTM thought that PM Lee did a decent job at articulating the challenges facing the country and the strategies that we are going to be adopting as a country in the near future.

The Prime Minister has however attracted a great deal of flak for his announcement of our new (?) pro-immigration policy. Actually, the KTM was quite surprised at the great length that the PM spent in trying to justify why Singapore needs to be more open to immigration.” …more (KTM @ Singapore Angle)

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Blurring Lines for a Clearer Picture

Posted by inspir3d on August 28, 2006

Writing for TODAY, Wayne Soon wonders if blogs like Yawning Bread, Singapore Angle, Singapore Economist, Commentary Singapore, and The Intelligent Singaporean can cross the chasm between New Media and the Main Stream Media so that the two mediums can “engage each other” …more (TODAYonline)

You can also find the same article (and comment on it) on Wayne’s Blog.

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Kway Teow Man replies to Mr Wang

Posted by inspir3d on August 28, 2006

“The KTM stupidly said that he would comment on Mr Wang’s blog entry on PM Lee’s National Day Rally speech at the Intelligent Singaporean. Actually hor, given that the KTM is quite tired after spouting a great deal of nonsense on the immigration issue, that certainly wasn’t a particularly intelligent thing to do. Nevertheless, a promise is a promise, so boh pian, got to make good. :-)” …more (KTM)

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Mr Wang Bakes Good Babies

Posted by inspir3d on August 28, 2006

I am in my thirties and I have two kids, aged four & two. Having a 3rd child is something that Mrs Wang and I talk about from time to time. We like the idea, but it requires careful consideration.

For us, the real constraint is time. If you want to raise kids, you should do it properly. To do it properly, you need time. I think we currently do a respectable job as parents of two kids. But the way I see it, if No. 3 comes along, then Mrs Wang has to quit her job to be a full-time mum.” …more (Mr Wang)

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